The Federal TimesFor federal employees and their families enduring years of frozen pay a new proposal to cut their pay could not come at a worse time. Those who serve at federal agencies are middle-class workers who never see salaries or bonuses like those on Wall Street. Federal employees have been hurt by the recession just like the rest of America's middle class. They work hard each day in jobs that are frequently high in stress and responsibility but low in pay and benefits.
WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for February: “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Report out today February marked two years of consecutive month-to-month growth in private sector employment. This is a strong sign that our economy is recovering and that our country is on the right path forward. Last month the American economy added 233 000 private sector jobs.
WALDORF MD – This afternoon Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended a meeting of the Fifth District Women’s Network Advisory Committee. “I was pleased to meet today with women business and community leaders who represent the interests of women throughout the Fifth District ” stated Congressman Hoyer. “These regular meetings provide a wonderful opportunity for networking and valuable discussions on a range of issues important to our communities.
WALDORF MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) joined U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa State Delegate and Chairman of the Maryland House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development John Bohanan and students from ten higher education institutions in the Fifth District for a roundtable discussion on college affordability. Following remarks by Hoyer Ochoa and Bohanan students had the opportunity to ask questions and share their perspectives on a variety of issues.
WASHINGTON DC – Today the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) a national nonpartisan organization released their 2011 National Environmental Scorecard which includes Member scores for environmental public health and energy votes taken during the First Session of the 112th Congress. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) received a 97% rating a testament to his efforts to protect the environment and promote good environmental and energy policies. “I am pleased to have received a nearly perfect rating from the LCV on their annual scorecard ” stated Congressman Hoyer.
Bay Net By Dick Myers “We must tell our children black and white to turn the TV off and read a book.” Education was the key message of the keynote speaker at the 31st Anniversary 5th Congressional District Black History Month Celebration Saturday at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Center. It is the longest running such celebration in the country. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski president of University of Maryland Baltimore County since 1992 was introduced by Rep.
WALDORF MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) attended the 31st Annual Black History Month Breakfast in Waldorf where he was joined by keynote speaker Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III a prominent African American educator and hundreds of community leaders from Maryland’s Fifth District. Below are his opening and closing remarks as prepared for delivery: Opening Remarks “Black history has always been a complex subject here in Maryland. Ours was we must remember with sorrow a slave state – and one of the first places where African slavery took hold on this continent.
PRINCE FREDERICK MD – Today Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) toured the campus and participated in a roundtable discussion with students and educators at the Calvert Career and Technology Academy a vocational/technical high school in the Calvert County Public School District. Following a tour of the campus which highlighted the programs available to students Hoyer participated in a roundtable discussion to learn more about the high school’s programs and how it prepares students to become college and career-ready in a variety of fields.
Bay Net By Dick Myers “This is a very unique facility. It is a national treasure that is important for us to maintain. These are world class facilities ” said U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta during a visit Friday to Patuxent River Naval Air Station. “It is important that the U.S. military be on the technological edge of the future ” Panetta said during a visit with several hundred Pax River workers and community leaders at the Joint Strike Fighter facility.
WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) hosted community leaders and representatives of the three local community groups established to advocate on behalf of Joint Base Andrews Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center and Patuxent River Naval Air Station for a day in Washington to meet with officials from the United States Navy and the Department of Defense. The group was given the opportunity to engage in discussions with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installations and the Environment Dr.